my wife used to be the head of her companies employee activity committee; not only did we have to go every year, but we sort of had to set up to an extent, make sure everything was going smoothly etc. It wasn't bad though; the people she works with aren't sticks in the mud. they like to have a good time, and have lots of cocktails etc.
but anymore, I don't really care to go to any of them. when I was at my last two jobs, I didn't go. One company was a big one, and the other only an office of 40. Didn't give a shit. people were shocked that I didn't want to go etc Pass.
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